52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 13 May 2024

Lavinia Stamps "Snailcap Mushrooms" and the bird card

I am stalking the postie today.  My order of the new Lavinia Stamps is due to arrive within a three hour window.  I really hope it arrives sooner rather than later!  To keep myself occupied, I've had a play with some of my existing Lavinia Stamps.

I stamped the Lavinia "Snailcap Mushrooms" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I then stamped "Pipin" the hare in Versafine Clair "Portobello" brown ink.  Stamping the bird, from the "Bird Collection" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I gave the background a light wash of "Bundled Sage" Distress Oxide Ink.  Stamping the sentiment from the "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Next, I moved on to colouring the undergrowth, using two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn) roughly applied with a paint brush.  I then added the idea of flowers using dots of coloured Posca and Gel Pens.

I coloured the mushrooms with Derwent Inktense Pencils and white gel pens, adding shadows with a 2B pencil. Finally, adding tiny dots around the mushroom heads using the Lavinia "Mini Dots" stamp with Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.


  1. BRILLIANT.. love your explained details on your blog and an awesome result xx

  2. Beautiful 😍

  3. This is so so pretty Sam, and finished with the painted grass and dots of colour for the flowers to make a really beautiful scene. x